Karina dreads the time after dinner, when her stepfather, "The Daddy," comes home. He has an amazingly bad temper and often gives Karina and her sisters "beat-ups." Luckily, his job as a cab driver in New York City keeps him away most of the time. Karina sense of hopelessness is alleviated when she meets Rachel and experiences friendship for the first time. This book is suspenseful and has a very unexpected ending. Don't miss it!